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My Birth Father was a GI ©


This poem tells of my search for my birth father who was an American soldier and my birth mother came from a small village in Aberdeenshire,

John Bearcat-Redmond
Kansas, USA
2003

My daddy was a GI from the US of A
He went to fight the enemy in a big land far away
He left my mom cryin her eyes were full of tears
And I never knew I had a daddy for over 50 years

I have wondered what my daddy was like
Was he big and was he tall
For I am just a big man like an old country wall
My eyes they are bright blue my hair is blonde and fair
Is this just how my daddy looked that night he was standing there

I never even met my mom and my daddy in all these years
And my heart has been full of sorrow and my eyes were full of tears
When I saw the children dancin and their hearts were full of joy
I wondered if my mom or daddy knew of their little boy

Well nearly 60 years have passed and my eyes still fill with tears
And I will search the whole world over in my remaining years
To try and find my daddy just to maybe hear him say
Hello big man I missed you and loved you every day
I ask you Lord to help me to find my daddy who must be old
My mom is already beside you and my story is nearly told

It is the 14th of August and the year two thousand and three
My story now has ended and my ghosts of the past are free
My father died a brave man with his comrades from the dance
And like many other US Soldiers his bones they lie in France
I will never ever hear his sweet voice encourage me when I am wrong
And he will never hear me singing the words of this lovin song

My daddy was a GI from the US of A
He went to fight the enemy in a big land far away
He left my mom cryin her eyes were full of tears
And I can never see my Daddy
He is already up in heaven and he's been there fer years and years


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